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Lebanon Damage Assessment 2006

Syonopsis and link to a tally of deaths, injuries and civilian infrastructure attacked by Israel as of July 25, 2006.
For a full, updated list with sources See:
[search])-damage-report-2006.html">GDAEman blog

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Killed:

At least 392 have been killed, mostly civilians (July 25 date reported)

Wounded:

1,383 wounded according to Lebanese security officials (July 25)

Displaced:

The number of displaced people has grown to 600,000, according to the World Health Organization. (July 23)

Civilian Infrastructure:

spanAirports:span
Runways fuel depot of Rafik Hariri International Airport, Beirut (July 18)
A parking lot, a tunnel to the airport, a fuel depot and two bridges near the Beirut airport (July 15)
Runways of Qoleiaat Airport in North Lebanon as of (July 18)
Fuel depot of Rafik Hariri International Airport, Beirut 4th of several strikes (July 23)

span
Ports:span
The three main sea ports of Beirut, Tripoli and Jamil Gemayel, severly damaged (July 18)

spanUtilities:span
Yurin Water-processing plant
Fuel storage tank at the Jiyeh power plant, Beirut (July 14)
Jiyeh power plant itself, Beirut (July 16)
Zahrani power plant south of Beirut (July 15)

spanFood Storage Facilities:span
Grain silo in Beirut Port July 18

Communications:
Antenna in Tripoli port belonging to the maritime operations room (July 18)
Antenna owned by MTC mobile company in Dahr al-Baidar. (July 18)
Lighthouse in Beirut near American University. (July 15)

spanRoads:span
38 roads cut off by shells (July 18)

spanBridges:span
42 bridges have been destroyed (July 18)

spanHomes & residential buildings:span
More than 100 destroyed July 18

spanPrivate Industries:span

Textile factory in the border town of al-Manara July 23
Factory producing prefabricated houses near the highway to Damascus July 23
The country's largest dairy farm, Liban Lait July 19
Paper mill July 19
Packaging firm and July 19
Pharmaceutical plant almost completely destroyed July 19
Plastics factory in Tyre almost completely destroyed July 19
Two plastics factories in the South and one in the Bekaa extensive damage July 19
Tissue paper factory in Sidon almost completely destroyed July 19
Medical supply company in Beirut's southern suburbs (might be same as Pharmaceutical plant)
Warehouse $10 million in consumer merchandise, Rafik Hariri International Airport July 19
See Gas Stations

spanPublic Buildings:span
Mayss al-Jabal Hospital destroyed (July 18)
several schools in Kounin destroyed (July 18)

spanReligious Buildings:span
Church in Rmeish severely damaged (July 18)
Mosque in Tiri severely damaged (July 18)
span
Gas Stations & Fuel Centers:span
12 service stations destroyed (July 18)
Fuel containers in Jiyye destroyed (July 18)
Fuel depot at Rafik Hariri International Airport (July 22)
Gas storage tank in the northern neighborhood of Dawra (July 17)
 
 

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Lebanon Damage Assessment 2006

For updates See:

www.GDAEman.blogspot.com

[search])-damage-report-2006.html">gdaeman.blogspot.com/2006/07/lebanon-damage-report-2006.html
 

Lebanon Damage Assessment 2006

Killed:

At least 510 have been killed, mostly civilians [31] (July 30)
See specific cases [6]

Wounded:

1,660 wounded according to Lebanese security officials [20] (July 25)

Special Concerns:

Phosphorus Weapons: On Saturday July 15, in their attack on villages in the Arqoub area in the South, Israel([search]) made use of phosphorus weapons, which are internationally banned. [9][15] (July 18, 24)
Attacks on relief and medical operations: “The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) yesterday reiterated its 13 July appeal to both parties involved in the conflict in Lebanon([search]) to “respect humanitarian volunteers and workers and the Red Cross and Red Crescent symbols. This call follows an attack on Tuesday by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on a convoy of ambulances and trucks, sent by the United Arab Emirates Red Crescent (UAERC), on the road between Damascus and Beirut.” [10]

Attacks on Fleeing Refugees: Israel urges civilians to leave an area, but maintains a conflictin policy of attacking all moving trucks. See: "Civilian Vehicles and Convoys" below. Also see notes [6]

UN Observer Post Attack July 26: The observer post has been manned by the UN for many years and is well marked. Israel shelled the post for several hours and is reported to have finally used targeted munitions. Israel commanders received direct communications from the observer post at least 10 times over several hours urging the shelling to stop. The UN Secretary General is on record indicating his belief that the attack was deliberate.

Displaced:

Half-million or more [1] (July 20)
The number of displaced people has grown to 600,000, according to the World Health Organization. [5] (July 23)
More than 750,000 Lebanese have fled their homes in the fighting. [31] July 30)

Civilian Infrastructure: (These do not count Hizbullah infrastructure or Lebanaese military infrastructure)

“The top U.N. humanitarian official, touring Beirut, said billions of dollars will be needed to repair damage” [5] (July 23)

Airports:
Beirut International Airport, runways, fuel depot (at least 4 separate strikes), radars, parking lot, access tunnel, two access bridges [2][12][8][28]
Qaleiat Airport in North Lebanon, runways [2][27]

“In an unusual deal that the United States helped broker, a runway at the Beirut airport was repaired long enough to enable six planes -- one carrying former Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Nakati -- to take off. Israeli forces soon after bombed the runway again.” [12] (July 15)

Ports:
The three main sea ports of Beirut, Tripoli and Jamil Gemayel, severly damaged [2] (July 18)

Utilities:
Water-processing plant in Yurin
Fuel storage tank at the Jiyeh power plant, Beirut [11] (July 14)
Jiyeh power plant itself, Beirut [13] (July 16)
Zahrani power plant south of Beirut [12] (July 15)
Electricity generator in Sibline has been damaged [28] (July 21)
3 Dams [27]
Sewage plant, Dair al-Zahrani [27]

Food Storage Facilities:
Grain silo in Beirut Port [9] July 18
Detergent and foodstuffs warehouse for Procter & Gamble, Choueifat [28] (July 21)

Communications:
Antenna in Tripoli port belonging to the maritime operations room [2] (July 18)
Antenna owned by MTC mobile phone company in Dahr al-Baidar. [2] (July 18)
Lighthouse in Beirut near American University. [16] (July 15)
Television transmitters at Terbol, north of Beirut, for Lebanese Broadcasting Company, and Future TV. [25] (July 22)
Cell Phone transmitters at Terbol, north of Beirut. [26] (July 26)

Roads:
38 roads cut off by shells [2] (July 18)

Bridges:
62 bridges have been destroyed [27]
72 overpasses [27]

Homes & residential buildings:
More than 5,000 private homes destroyed [27]

Commercial:
Textile factory in the border town of al-Manara [5] July 23
Factory producing prefabricated houses near the highway to Damascus [5] July 23
The country's largest dairy farm, Liban Lait [8] July 19
Paper mill [8] (July 19)
Packaging firm and [8] (July 19)
Pharmaceutical plant almost completely destroyed [8] (July 19)
Plastics factory in Tyre almost completely destroyed [8] (July 19)
Two plastics factories in the South and one in the Bekaa extensive damage [8] (July 19)
Tissue paper factory in Sidon almost completely destroyed [8][28] (July 19)
Tissue paper factory in Bekka [27]
Bottle factory in Bekka [17]
Medical supply company in Beirut's southern suburbs (might be same as Pharmaceutical plant)
Warehouse $10 million in consumer merchandise, Rafik Hariri International Airport [8] (July 19)
About 150 businesses reported by the BBC [27]
See Gas Stations

Public Buildings:
Hospital destroyed, Mayss al-Jabal [2][28] (July 18)
Hospital hit, Nabatiyeh [28]
Hospital hit, southern suburbs of Beirut [28]
several schools in Kounin destroyed [2] (July 18)

Civilian Vehicles & Convoys:

There have been numerous reports. A few examples follow.

Israel hit a convoy of refugees, Associated Press reports on July 23. [14]
An Israeli missile also hit two [clearly marked] Red Cross ambulances late Sunday in the southern Lebanese town of Qana, killing one person and seriously wounding two others, a Red Cross official said. [15] (July 24)

Israeli missiles hit a convoy near the town of. Three trucks, clearly marked as a relief operation, containing supplies of medicines, vegetable oil, sugar and rice were damaged or destroyed, as well as four passenger vehicles. [28]

Two trucks with water drilling equipment destroyed in Ashrafiyeh, Beirut. [28]

The bodies of nine Lebanese civilians, including three children and their parents in a car hit by a missle, were found along Maarub-Dardghia road near Tyre July 28. [29]

Religious Buildings:
Church in Rmeish severely damaged [2] (July 18)
Mosque in Tiri severely damaged [2] (July 18)

Gas Stations & Fuel Centers:
Fuel containers in Jiyye destroyed [2] (July 18)
Fuel depot at Beruit International Airport [8] (July 22)
Gas storage tank in the northern neighborhood of Dawra [19] (July 17)
12 service stations destroyed as of July 18 [4]
17 fuel stores reported as of July 21 [28]
4 gas stores reported as of July 21 [28]

Lebanese Military: (Not of Hizbullah)
Lebanese Army posts struck in Jounieh, Amsheet, Sidon, Batroun and Abdeh.
Military vehicles struck in Haret Hreik.
Israeli jets struck several radar targets in Lebanon over the weekend. [18] (July 17)
Eight Lebanese soldiers were killed when Israeli aircraft attacked a small fishing port at Abdeh in northern Lebanon near a highway leading to Syria. [19] (July 17)
Rayak military airport runways disabled
Radars at the Rayak airport
Israel struck a military base at Kfar Chima. At least 11 soldiers were killed in an engineering unit and 35 were wounded. [21] (July 19)

Other:

Headquarters for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine([search]) (PLO) in eastern Lebanon, which isn't responsible for Hizbullah [12] (July 15)

Economic Damage: Billions of dollars lost due to lost tourism, stock market closed, businesses loosing orders, capital flight from banks.
 

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